Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

#commit2deliver – Accountability as a critical piece of the #MDGmomentum

A mother and her baby in a village, Ethopia.
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Today marks the 500 day milestone to the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDGs 4 and 5, aimed at reducing child and maternal deaths and improving maternal health, are lagging behind. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said, “We should judge the progress in humanity and the progress of any society or country by the way they treat their women and children. They have been lagging behind in the last 20 to 30 years of development. We should give them special attention.” Jason Gale of Bloomberg News speaks with Dr Margaret Chan and Dr Flavia Bustreo about the need to further accelerate progress.

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